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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa, Comoros.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

Anacardiaceae, J. O. Kokwaro (University of Nairobi). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1986

Morphology General Habit
Dioecious shrubs or trees
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, imparipinnate; lateral leaflets opposite to alternate, asymmetric at the base, petiolulate, with the secondary nerves curved
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences of axillary much-branched and lax many-flowered panicles
sex Male
Male flowers: sepals 3–4(–5), imbricate; petals 3–4(–5), imbricate; stamens 6–8(–10), the episepalous slightly longer, inserted below the annular crenulate disk; vestigial ovary 3–4-lobulate, at the centre of the disk
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flowers with small staminodes; ovary globose, 3–4(–5)-locular; styles 3–4(–5), well separated, subterminal, very short Male flowers: sepals 3–4(–5), imbricate; petals 3–4(–5), imbricate; stamens 6–8(–10), the episepalous slightly longer, inserted below the annular crenulate disk; vestigial ovary 3–4-lobulate, at the centre of the disk
sex Female
Female flowers with small staminodes; ovary globose, 3–4(–5)-locular; styles 3–4(–5), well separated, subterminal, very short
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupe oblong-obovoid with resinous mesocarp and woody endocarp, 3–4(–5)-operculate at the apex, usually with only 1 locule fertile
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds l(–2), oblong; testa thin; cotyledons plano-convex.

[FZ]

Anacardiaceae, Rosette Fernandes & A. Fernandes. Flora Zambesiaca 2:2. 1966

Morphology General Habit
Shrubs or trees.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, imparipinnate, the lateral leaflets asymmetric at the base, petiolulate, with the secondary nerves curved.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers dioecious in axillary, much branched and lax many-flowered panicles. Male flowers: sepals 3–4(5), imbricate; petals 3–4(5), imbricate; stamens 6–8(10), the episepalous slightly longer, inserted below the annular crenulate disk; vestigial ovary 3–4-lobulate, at the centre of the disk. Female flowers: ± similar to the male ones, with small staminodes; ovary globose, 3–4(5)-locular; styles 3–4(5), subterminal, very short.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupe oblong-obovoid with resinous mesocarp and woody endocarp, 3–4(5)-operculate at the apex, usually with only 1 loculus fertile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 1(2) oblong; testa thin; cotyledons plano-convex.

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Burkina, Burundi, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

Pseudospondias Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Mar 1, 2000 Nemba, J. [839], Cameroon K000072861
Mar 1, 2000 Thomas, D.W. [3057], Cameroon K000072834
Mar 1, 2000 Thomas, D.W. [3057], Cameroon K000072835

First published in A.L.P.P.de Candolle & A.C.P.de Candolle, Monogr. Phan. 4: 258 (1883)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • in DC. Monogr. 4: 258 (1883).

Flora Zambesiaca

  • in A. & C. DC., Mon. Phan. 4: 258 (1883).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • in A. & C. DC., Monogr. Phan. 4: 258 (1883)

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0